2011 Twins Minor League Rosters

1 Apr

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After spending (way too much) time this week trying to project the Twins minor league rosters, I got the official Opening Day minor league rosters this afternoon. Here they are:


Coaching Staff – Manager – Tom Nieto, Hitting Coach – Floyd Rayford, Pitching Coach – Bobby Cuellar

Catchers: Rene Rivera, Steve Holm

Infielders: Jeff Bailey, Luke Hughes, Trevor Plouffe, Matt Brown, Chase Lambin

Outfielders: Brian Dinkelman, Dustin Martin, Brandon Roberts, Ben Revere, Rene Tosoni

Starting Pitchers: Kyle Gibson, Scott Diamond, Erik Hacker, Yorman Bazardo, Anthony Swarzak

Relief Pitchers: Andy Baldwin, Alex Burnett, Phil Dumatrait, Carlos Gutierrez, Jim Hoey, Chuck James, Kyle Waldrop

Disabled List: Ryan Mullins (groin), Anthony Slama (elbow)


Coaching Staff – Manager – Jeff Smith, Hitting Coach – Tom Brunansky, Pitching Coach – Stu Cliburn

Catchers: Danny Lehmann, Allan De San Miguel

Infielders: Chris Parmelee, Toby Gardenhire, Steve Singleton, Yangervis Solarte, Chris Cates, Mike Hollimon, Ray Chang, Deibinson Romero

Outfielders: Joe Benson, Evan Bigley, Mark Dolenc

Starting Pitchers: David Bromberg, Deolis Guerra, Liam Hendriks, Bobby Lanigan, Steve Hirschfeld

Relief Pitchers: Santos Arias, Cole Devries, Michael Tarsi, Brett Jacobson, Tyler Robertson, Spencer Steedley, Jake Stevens

Disabled List: Estarlin de Los Santos (UCL sprain), Jair Fernandez (hamate bone)


Coaching Staff – Manager – Jake Mauer, Hitting Coach – Jim Dwyer, Pitching Coach – Steve Mintz

Catchers: Chris Herrmann, Danny Rams, Dan Rohlfing

Infielders: Nate Hanson, James Beresford, Nick Romero, Brian Dozier, Paul Kelly, Anderson Hidalgo

Outfielders: Jhon Goncalves, Aaron Hicks, Steve Liddle

Starting Pitchers: Kane Holbrooks, Miguel Munoz, Brad Stillings, Tom Stuifbergen, Alex Wimmers

Relief Pitchers: Tony Davis, Jhon Garcia, Shooter Hunt, Edgar Ibarra, Blake Martin, Bruce Pugh, Matt Tone, Dakota Watts

Disabled List: Dan Osterbrock (shoulder), Brad Tippett (returning from thoracic outlet syndrome), Paul Bargas (meningitis), Angel Morales (shoulder), Ramon Santana (facial injury)


Coaching Staff – Manager – Nelson Prada, Hitting Coach – Tommy Watkins, Pitching Coach – Gary Lucas

Catchers: Kyle Knudson, Josmil Pinto, Tobias Streich

Infielders: Michael Gonzales, Gunner Glad, Derek McCallum, Daniel Santana, Andy Leer, Reggie Williams

Outfielders: Oswaldo Arcia, Wang-Wei Lin, Daniel Ortiz, Lance Ray

Starting Pitchers: BJ Hermsen, Adrian Salcedo, Manuel Soliman, Logan Darnell, Andrey Lobanov

Relief Pitchers: Clinton Dempster, Martire Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Matt Hauser, Ryan O’Rourke, Michael Tonkin, Blayne Weller

Disabled List: Nelvin Fuentes, Ben Tootle (return from shoulder surgery)


Coaching Staff – Manager – Ramon Borrego, Coaches – Rudy Hernandez, Ivan Arteaga, Manuel Santana, Milt Cuyler

Catchers: Kelly Cross, Josh Hendricks, Michael Quesada, Matt Parker, Jairo Rodriguez

Infielders: Rory Rhodes, Kelvin Silvania, Kennys Vargas, Hyeong-Rok Choi, Jamaal Hawkins, Nick Lockwood, Niko Goodrum, Javier Pimentel, Jorge Polanco, Miguel Sano, Wander Guillen, Roy Larson, Jairo Perez

Outfielders: Matej Hejma, Brandon Henderson, Max Kepler, Kelvin Ortiz, Candido Pimentel, Eddie Rosario, Romy Trinidad, JaDamion Williams

Pitchers: AJ Achter, Andrew Albers, Nick Alloway, Ricardo Arevalo, Bart Carter, Derek Christensen, Cesar Ciurcina, Nathan Fawbush, Pedro Guerra, Tyler Herr, Luis Nunez, Justin Parker, Hein Robb, Matt Schuld, Zach See, Sam Spangler, Mark Trau, Todd Van Steensel

Disabled List: Matt Bashore, Pat Dean, Dallas Gallant (UCL injury), Jhonatan Arias, Kelvin Mention, Nate Roberts (knee)

Please feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have. I’d be happy to hear any thoughts. It will be fun to get the season going.

17 Responses to “2011 Twins Minor League Rosters”

  1. TT April 1, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Rochester looks like a much better team than last year.

    I am not sure the same can be said of New Britain. They could struggle again.

  2. Evan April 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Is B.J. Hermsen the Beloit Snappers opening night starter.

  3. The Dude April 2, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Isnt the AA roster a 24 man? The one listed has 25.

  4. hi April 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    do you know where the disabled list guys will go

    • hi April 3, 2011 at 9:20 am #

      when will we know where the extented spring guys will go

      • Jon April 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

        1 week after the draft

  5. Jim H April 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks for the rosters. I find them quite interesting. I have always thought that you can get a pretty good idea about which pitchers the Twins are highest on by looking at the starters. While there are exceptions, most of the 20 starters listed would be considered the Twins best pitching prospects. Clearly Gutierrez isn’t a starter and is a top prospect. Most other relievers probably aren’t though.

    Especially the Class A starters. These are probably the best pitching prospects in the lower levels. Maybe Pugh would be in there if he hadn’t been hurt and a couple of the guys on the DL. Most relievers in the lower levels probably won’t ever make the majors.

    I am a bit surprised Bromberg is back at AA. I think there are a couple of AAA starters who may be on short leashes. Swarzak could in the bullpen if he is not effective early.

    Unlike TT, I think New Britian will be a lot better this year. Rochester maybe better too, but I think if they are, it will be because of the pitching.

    Its seems like there are a lot of interesting prospects at the class A levels. It will be fun to see which will step up this year.

  6. Jon April 4, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    13 infielders in extended spring training…..yikes. Seems to be a bit of a log jam in the organization right now in the infield.

  7. UncleGreg April 4, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Any word on Alex Soto? I think he’s banged up, but doesn’t he have to be on somebody’s DL?

    • Seth April 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

      Soto was released.

  8. Observer April 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    On new Britain and Rochester, I agree with Jim H. Pitching has to be the key. With all that’s said about hitting (and both teams were overall very bad, but there were bright spots), pitching is (always) the key. I believe someone gave me a stat that in games that New Britain led going into the eighth inning they lost 38 times. I believe that they were 0 – 38 or something very close to that.

    Pitching definitely matters.

    • Seth April 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      That’ absolutely an amazing stat… You’d like to think they would have accidentally won 1 or 2 out of those 38!! Who closes for NB this year? Jacobson?

  9. CJ April 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    What about Elizabethton in the Appalachian League (Rookie ball)? Are you counting that as Extended Spring Training? I’d heard that Sano was going there.

    • Seth April 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

      Rookie Ball doesn’t start until the end of June, after the draft, so those players that are going to E-town or GCL go to Extended Spring.

  10. Teddy April 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    What on earth is Steve Liddle doing in the Outfield at Fort Myers? How will he ever learn to get runners thrown out at home plate playing down there?

  11. scott April 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    If a player does not do in extended spring, do they get released or is this a holding tank for rookie league placement?

  12. John April 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    What is the status of Matt Bashore’s surgery? Is he throwing yet?

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